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Old 09-13-2016, 10:26 AM   #21
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I use the Re-Curve R3 that is rated at 14k and works great for my 25BHS WH. Remember that there may be a time in the future you may upgrade so you don't want to have to buy another WDH for the new TT. This is an additional expense if there will be an upgrade in the future. I would go for the larger one it wouldn't hurt.


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Old 09-14-2016, 02:24 PM   #22
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My 26BH weighed 6200 lbs with 720 lbs on the tongue the last time I weighed it. I have used three WDH setups on this rig: 1200 lb Husky Centerline, 600 lb Equal-i-zer, and a 1000 lbs Blue Ox.

I didn't like the Husky much but it handled the load fine though somehow I bent one of the bars. The 600 lb Equal-i-zer really had to be cranked up to work well. I definitely would have bought the 1000 lb version given the choice (I wasn't). The 1000 lb Blue Ox is my favourite and handles the load very well. I have to crank the bars up a fair bit so I think that going to the lower rated model would be a mistake.

Anyhow, why is your dealer basing any kind of towing decision on the dry weight, an almost useless number? They sound clueless. Your trailer will always, even when completely empty, weigh more than the dry weight. Your traveling weight is considerably higher than the dry weight. A very good rule of thumb is to base all your towing decisions on the GVWR of the trailer. This will account for trailer, loaded items, added options, and a reasonable safety margin.

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